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First of all great site. Learning more about my new car. Brought a 2010 challenger se rallye in silver last week. Loving the car so far but malfunction light came on at 260 miles hopefully not a sign of things to come. Do plan on upgrading soundsystem and maybe installing cherry bombs if possible. Look forward to joining the community.
 

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Welcome and Congrats on the car. If you tell us what the code is we might be able to tell youi what it's saying is wrong.
 

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Will post some pics when it warms up outside. Tried to figure out how to get the code from the malfunction light. Was not successful maybe I did it wrong. Any help on the correct procedure?
 

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With a SE you most likely don't have EVIC and can find codes this way.
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How to Display and Decode Diagnostic Trouble Codes:

How to Display OBD-II Trouble Codes On Instrument Cluster
(Works with or without EVIC).

1. Get in the car, close the door.
Perform steps 2-6 fairly quickly (less than 3 sec's total time).
(The key should not return to the OFF position through this next sequence!)

2. Turn key to 'ON' position
3. then back to 'ACC'
4. then to 'ON'
5. then back to 'ACC'
6. then to 'ON'


If there are any stored codes, they will appear immediately, in place of the odometer.


For instance an "INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH" error will set a generic code of
P0113.
Many guys forget to hook their IAT sensor up after they install a new intake filter system and crank the engine.
A CEL on the dash instrument display will immediately result.

Once the codes have been displayed, you'll see "-----". If there are no trouble codes, the dashes will be the first item displayed.

After a few seconds, the display changes to "-dOnE-".

Once you have recorded the DTC (diagnostic trouble code), use the chart below to decode:

The DTC code is made up of 5 digits.

The figure below maps the structure or composition of a DTC. With this information it is little easier to troubleshoot a DTC without
knowing the exact description of the actual code.




Important Note!

Generic OBD-II codes start with P0xxx.
OEM MFG DTC Codes start with P1xxx.
Keep in mind that CEL (Check Engine Light) status is for Powertrain (Engine/Transmission) and is primarily for EMISSIONS status functions. Thus when getting a "Check Engine Light" on the dash, this means engine is out of emissions compliance or an important sensor is out of range or has a malfunction.

NOTE----> Leading LETTER indicator on DTC coding meaning;

P = Powertrain
B = Body
C = Chassis
U = is a communication/Network fault


Here is a link to all standard generic OBD-II DTC codes: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/

DTC Codes that start with P1xxx are not generic and are OEM Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep specific.
Common Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes are listed at: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/dodge/


Complete listings of all Dodge OEM mfg DTC codes for late model vehicles are listed at these links below:

http://www.allpar.com/fix/computer-codes.html
http://www.engine-light-help.com/dodge-check-engine-light.html
http://www.hsperformance.com/?p=2070

Dodge Engine Light Questions And Answers website!
http://www.engine-light-help.com/dodge-check-engine-light.html

Use web link below for more detailed information, latest OBD updates, OEM information, recent Dodge OBD-II Topic Forum and much more.
http://www.obd-codes.com/




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Thanks for the quick reply. Got code 0128. Looks like coolant thermostat problem. Will be taking car in this week.
 

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Welcome aboard! :)
 

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Car has been repaired. After 2 trips to dealer and 6 hours of waiting the thermostat was replaced. Hopefully will be trouble free from now on.
 

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Welcome and cool that you updated us, hope that fixes your problem, if not, there are some great members here who will help get that one solved!
 

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